Now Hiring: Mid-Level Full Stack Engineer At ViaHero

ViaHero is seeking an experienced full-time Mid-Level Full-Stack Engineer. Are you excited about building a new way to travel? Want a fast-paced startup environment where you can try out features, get feedback and iterate? Want autonomy on a small team? Have wanderlust?

ViaHero is a Beacon travel startup. We've built a platform where locals plan your trip. We're reinventing the travel agent. It's a brand new way to travel, for those who want to travel independently and see a place through a local's eyes.


  • Design, develop, test and deploy new, innovative features on our web app.

  • Collaborate with the team on product management, UX design and feature prioritization.

  • Track and evaluate new features using site metrics and A/B tests, and iterate quickly based on results.

  • Normal business hours, with some flexibility.

Mid-Level Full Stack Engineer

Marketing Manager/Director

Web UX/UI Designer (Part-Time)

If you are interested in any of these positions, email with a note about the role is perfect for you, along with your resume or LinkedIn profile.

New Job Listing: The City of Beacon Seeks A Climate Smart Communities Coordinator

The City of Beacon is looking for a Climate Smart Communities Coordinator who is qualified and motivated to help move the city toward a more sustainable future. The responsibilities of this position can be found below.


Required qualifications

  • Leadership experience, willing to network with nearby communities.

  • Excellent public speaker.

  • Background in Environmental Studies or a similar field.

  • Experience with climate change solutions.

  • Organized, with strong attention to detail.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with grant funding application and management.

  • Experience working with the Beacon community.

Responsibilities of the Climate Smart Communities Coordinator

  • 30 hours per month.

  • Gather information on energy use in municipal operations to explore areas with energy-saving potential.

  • Coordinate volunteers.

  • Coordinate the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory.

  • Assess existing land use plans (e.g., comprehensive plan, open space plan) and land use tools to determine if energy and climate change are addressed.

  • Gather information on planned projects or large purchases within local government. For example, if the local government is planning to purchase equipment, build a new facility, or start a municipal planning or capital improvement project, there may be opportunities to integrate energy conservation or waste reduction practices into the project or purchase.

  • Research existing programs or policies that support GHG reductions and may be expanded or may help task force members identify members of local government staff who are knowledgeable about GHG reduction strategies.

  • Gather information on available funding sources, technical assistance and other resources to assist with GHG-reduction projects.

  • Research similar initiatives in other localities. Other local governments in New York have implemented similar projects; the Climate Smart Communities program offers a network of communities active in this area that share best practices and develop partnerships with neighboring communities.

  • Draft resolutions and ordinances to implement GHG reductions and adaptation measures.

  • Educate residents and businesses on climate change and local climate programs and seek input for projects that will align with their interests and goals. Encourage citizen action by providing information on best practices and funding available for their own projects.


To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and three references to with Climate Smart Communities Coordinator Application as the subject line, no later than Friday, May 3, 2019.


$25/hour, part time (30 hours per month)

Classified Ad: SallyeAnder is Hiring Manager for New Main Street Location

SallyeAnder has sold handmade skincare products since 1982 - the company's customers rely on them to keep their skincare pure, and safe from common allergens. The business is family-owned and -operated, crafting products in New York State for the past 30 years. SallyeAnder has been dedicated to the practice of fair-trade sourcing, and using functional ingredients. They produce hypoallergenic products in small batches using the highest quality ingredients.

SallyeAnder is looking to fill their Retail Sales Manager position at their new brick and mortar store at 1 East Main Street in Beacon, NY. As a manager you will bring SallyeAnder’s Leadership practices into all elements of the shop: Transparency, Leading Honestly, Adapting and Developing, Nurturing Talents, and Living with Purpose. You will take initiative to drive your own development and improve your practice of leadership and management to grow into your future role of Sales Manager across SallyeAnder. Hours will be Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, noon to 5 pm.

SallyeAnder offers:

  • A modern honest store atmosphere where individualism is encouraged
  • A 50% discount off all our products
  • An unconventional retail structure to support your entrepreneurial spirit
  • The opportunity for growth within our brand


  • Customer service: Ensure a unique customer experience that makes every visitor feel welcome, meets their needs, and makes their day
  • Building the Brand: Educate our customers on our brand values, handmade, ingredient knowledge. 
  • Driving sales: Demonstrate strong business insight and understand business metrics and reports and how to impact them through behaviors on the floor.
  • Stock and Inventory: Keep note of fresh standards and rotation rules, manage ordering the correct products and amounts.


  • Managing sales and merchandising in a retail environment (2-3 years)
  • Ability to manage reporting systems, Microsoft Excel and MS word
  • Can lift 30 pounds. Reasonable accommodations will be made for any employee when necessary
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the shop


  • Experience with customer service
  • Ability to train and develop staff through positive coaching and feedback
  • Strong time-management and planning practices
  • Experience working with skincare or cosmetics
  • Experience with fresh product, ordering and rotation

At SallyeAnder, we believe when we continue to foster a culture of inclusion and respect within a diverse workforce, we are doing our part in building a world where there is equal opportunity for all. We are looking for employees through a variety of agencies, community groups, nonprofits, and online social job sites, and in our business practices, we strive to leverage the gift that diversity brings. 

SallyeAnder unequivocally supports equal opportunity employment for all applications regardless of religion, race, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ancestry, adverse mental health and other characteristics both defined, protected, and enforced by the law under federal or state jurisdiction. 

Interested? Please send your resume and cover letter to: No calls or walk-ins please.

Classified Listing: Writers' Group Looking for Professional Writer(s) for New Writers' Workshop Group

Submitted by:
Liesa Goins
Twitter @liesago
Instagram Liesa_go

Looking for a writer or two to join a small local writers' group. Current members are professional writers with bylines in many national publications, including Marie Claire, Slate and The New York Times Magazine.

We are looking for a place to discuss ambitious projects (of any length) and some healthy deadline pressure to keep us honest. We're hoping to find some other serious/professional writers to join the fray. Fiction or non-fiction projects welcome.

We'll be meeting once a month to offer feedback, brainstorm ways to work through challenges, provide accountability and act as readers for projects in the works. We'll be meeting once a month (ideally) at a member's home - we'll rotate the venue.

If you're interested, please send an email introducing yourself and your writing background to

To place your own Classified Listing, click here for booking and pricing information >

Classified Ad: Office For Rent in the Telephone Building, 291 Main Street

Office for rent in the lower level of The Telephone Building. Call Deborah Bigelow to make an appointment to view: 914-720-9029

Office for rent in the lower level of The Telephone Building. Call Deborah Bigelow to make an appointment to view: 914-720-9029

The Telephone Building, located across from Key Food at 291 Main Street, has been on your radar a lot lately. Building owner Deborah Bigelow of Gilded Twig has spent a month this summer outside on a lift, transforming the top of the building from paint-chippy and unremarkable into something pretty, white, and gold. Also, A Little Beacon Blog has started renting the front office inside, and we could not be happier!

Now is Your Chance!

You now have a chance to move into one of the offices on the lower level, as it has become available to rent starting October 1. Being located in a historic building is creatively inspiring, in that you are surrounded by original detail that Deborah has preserved and restored. Additionally, Deborah has cultivated a creative atmosphere among all tenants, thereby creating a synergistic vibe.

About Those Details

Let's get down to what you really want to know about - what you will find in the office:

  • Exposed brick
  • Natural light
  • 127 s/f office with access to a conference room (outside of the office) for small group workshops or meetings
  • Access to a common area, which includes upholstered seating, outside of the office for clients to wait or you to lounge, as well as a microwave, dishes, artist work-sink, and other amenities.

Renting Details:

Price: $575/month
Lease: Two-year with one-month security deposit
Available: October 1, 2016
Zoning: Business/Retail

Interior of office, where your desk could go.

The closed door of your office, from the inside.

A Conference Room, which connects to your office suite, can be used for workshops or meetings.

Lounge area outside of the office suite on the lower level.

Interested? Call Deborah at 914-720-9029 to make an appointment to see it. Visit her web page with more details or to submit your inquiry there. But don't wait. This is an opportunity you may want to jump on!