Since it's incorporation in 1912, The City Club of Cleveland has been the "Citadel of Free Speech". They bring non-partisan debates to an open forum while engaging with the audience. But the City Club faced a dilemma common to storied organizations, how to attract a younger audience without changing who they are. They reached out to Level Seven, and together we rebranded, redesigned, and relaunched the City Club.
We created a modern design that engages the user while also keeping focus on the forums. The City Club needed integration with Cvent to manage their events. When there was no easy way to get to Cvent, we built a customized gem to bring Cvent to us. Integrating payment systems, a CMS, and Cvent, we tailored a site suited to The City Club's needs. Since the site has launched, the City Club has seen an increase in memberships and donations


  • Ruby on Rails
  • Bootstrap
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Cvent
  • Ruby Gems
  • Stripe
  • Postgres


  • Mike Burkle
  • Nicole Burke
  • Thom Ruszkiewicz
  • Josh Schramm
  • Roderick Smith