Several pieces of business news have crossed the (Facebook) wires in the past few days, so here is a summary of county business news from last week.

Buena Vista COVID Business Relief

The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians has established a COVID Relief Fund for small businesses through their Buena Vista Community Fund. The Rancheria is currently accepting applications for 10 small businesses in Amador County to be gifted $1,000 each.

Small businesses must apply by sending a small note telling them how their business has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and how they will use the money. The deadline for entry has been extended to Thursday, October 15.

Send your note to If you have any questions, send e-mail to

PPE Supply Distribution Event

Amador County Chamber PPEIf you missed the PPE Supply Distribution Event produced by the Amador Chamber of Commerce on October 10, the Chamber is holding a second event on Thursday, October 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This drive-through event will require the business owner or employee representing the business to roll down the window of their vehicle and provide their business information. After the information has been verified, a volunteer will place the supplies in the back of the vehicle.

Those supplies include disposable masks, face shields, hand sanitizer, and infrared thermometers. No appointment is necessary, but wear a face mask when you arrive at the Amador Economic Prosperity Center at 1 Prosperity Court in Sutter Creek. If you have any questions, contact Chamber CEO Jamie Armstrong.

Christmas Delights

Planning for this year’s annual Christmas Delights celebration on Main Street in Jackson is underway. In light of the public health emergency, Christmas Delights will return to its original format. That is, the event will be held only on Friday, November 27, which is the day after Thanksgiving, starting at 5:00 p.m.

Main Street will be open to traffic and parking during the event, and businesses on the street will be open to welcome shoppers. What’s more, the Amador Ledger Dispatch building at 106 Water Street will be open to display the Amador Christmas Village, a miniature village constructed by local resident Michael Brewer.

You can get more information on the Jackson Main Street Facebook page. For more information about the Christmas Village, visit the public group Santa Claus for the Holidays n Santa Christmas Village on Facebook.

Amador County Fair Planning for 2021

On October 9, the Amador County Fair Board of Directors announced their theme for the 2021 Fair: “Back in the Saddle Again.” The Fair is scheduled to be held at the Amador County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Plymouth from Thursday,  July 29 through August 1, 2021.

The Fair will have updates on its Facebook page, and you can also learn more about the Fair and the Amador County Fairgrounds on its website. If you have questions, contact the Fair at (209) 245-6921.

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