Website promoting OC building up and running

From staff reports

A website and other online resources promoting 100 Seneca at Cornplanter Square are up and running.

“The site highlights the former Oil City National Bank and Mellon Bank building’s past as it invites new businesses to view available spaces and take their own place in the building’s history,” a press release from the Venango County Economic Development Authority said.

Prospective tenants can also use features on the website,, to start the application process, the release said.

The website also provides information to interested businesses about the economic development’s authority’s revolving loan fund, which offers up to $500,000 to help qualified businesses succeed in the new space, according to the release.

Additional features such as a real-time chat function and the ability to sign up for news updates will be added to the website.

In addition, the former Mellon Bank building that had been known until recently as Cornplanter Square now has a social media presence to “engage and inform the community,” the press release said.

“People can now keep up with the building’s story and share it with others,” authority executive director Emily Lewis said. “Word-of-mouth is always powerful and there’s a lot of positively among residents about the city right now.”

The press release describes 100 Seneca at Cornplanter Square as a “high-visibility commercial property offering businesses a range of opportunities with customizable floor plans, available infrastructure, architectural character and financial assistance at a prime, easy-to-access location within Oil City’s downtown historic district.”

In addition to the website and social media, more information about 100 Seneca at Cornplanter Square can be found by contacting the economic development authority at