Ecommerce LLC Wins the ‘Community Advocate Award’

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For its efforts, Ecommerce LLC has been awarded the ‘2015 Community Advocate Award’ by the Franklin County Children Services.

This april, at the annual 2015 Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast hosted by the Franklin County Children Services, Ecommerce LLC was awarded the ‘Community Advocate Award’ for their contribution to the agency.

This annual event was held on April 15, 2015 to recognize the efforts and accomplishments of FCCS social workers, clients’ families, youth and community advocates. Many kids received the ‘Rising Up and Moving On Award’ and scholarships, and Franklin County Children Services Caseworker, Rob Edwards was awarded the ‘Nancy Fitzgivens Child Protection Award’ for his contribution.

Ecommerce LLC is the brainchild of Fathi Said and the parent company of IX Web Hosting (, one of the largest web hosting companies in the US. Its Chief Operating Officer, Lisa Peterson, has been a supporter of the Franklin County Children Services Holiday Wish program for over ten years, and she introduced the IX team to the ‘FCCS Holiday Wish’ program when she joined Ecommerce in 2010.

The ‘FCCS Holiday Wish’ program children within the FCCS system ask for a specific toy or toys that they are hoping for Christmas. Community advocates and companies then sponsor that child’s request. They buy, wrap, and deliver the toy to the FCCS Holiday Wish center and the child’s social worker makes sure their family has it in time for Christmas.

In the first year, IX managed to put a smile on 50 of these innocents’ faces and last year in 2014, 178 wishes came true. In their attempt to raise funds for the gifts, the IX team organized events like Bake Sale, Cook Off, Minute 2 Win it, March Madness, Raffle, Halloween Costume Contest, Pumpkin Carving Contest, and other company events. For a small team of 75 passionate employees, this is a commendable achievement.

“The recognition is great, and we appreciate it, but what's really important to us is the number of children we have been able to help has grown with each year,” shares Lisa Peterson.

About IX Web Hosting and Ecommerce, LLC

Ecommerce, LLC has been a top, one-stop web hosting company since 1999. More than 200 employees service over 600,000 sites with managed cloud solutions, shared hosting solutions, and a diverse array of business development tools and services. Ecommerce’s top brands are IX Web Hosting, Host Excellence, and Cloud by IX.

While headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Ecommerce, LLC has 5 other locations across the globe including: Ukraine, Romania, India, New York, and San Francisco. Each office works together to bring fun and creativity to an industry not usually known for either. Their employee-owned, state-of-the-art data center gives flexibility to this quickly growing company (awarded a “Fast Fifty” title for being one of the fastest growing companies in Ohio).

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