About the Provincetown Business Guild

The original founders of the PBG. Bottom Row, Left to Right: Edward Arruda, Arpina Stanton, Don Robertson. Top Row, Left to Right: Dexter Ross, Paul Christo, George Littrell and Ed Brady

Founded in 1978, the Provincetown Business Guild (PBG) is a membership organization that promotes Provincetown as The Travel Destination for the LGBTQ+ community. We aim to elevate and cultivate the queer identity of Provincetown, drive LGBTQ+ tourism, and support our local businesses. 

The Guild is made up of nearly 300 members, including retail shops, galleries, restaurants, lodging establishments, attractions, professional organizations, night-clubs and more that support the organization’s mission. We aim to bring people to Provincetown to stay, eat, shop, and experience the specialness of a destination where they are both celebrated and safe to be themselves.

One of the ways the Guild promotes Provincetown is through the production of world-class events like Pride in June, Carnival in August, and Holly Folly & First Light in December, helping to attract over a million visitors annually.

The Guild also oversees the operations of the Provincetown Pride Center at 115 Bradford St.

Learn more, make a donation, volunteer or simply reach out to us to get involved in helping to spread the word about the magic of LGBTQ+ Provincetown at Ptown.org.

Follow us @visitptown or visit us this year at The Provincetown Pride Center. 

Get in Touch with the PBG

Trevor Pittinger

Executive Director

Carmen da Silva

Associate Director

News from the Provincetown Business Guild

The Provincetown Business Guild produces events for our LGBTQ+ community 365 days a year. If you’re a member of the media interested in reporting on the Provincetown experience, please reach out to our press contact:

Rachael Brister, RCB Communications