First let us introduce ourselves.

We’re really excited about your interest in becoming a member of the Provincetown Business Guild. One thing that people don’t necessarily know about our organization is that we are a non-profit organization and that half of our budget comes from membership dues and all of the extras that members invest in, such as advertising. The other half comes from events, sponsorship and grants. So, the more members we have, the more we can do for our members. It’s as simple as that.

Please call us at (508) 487-2313 or email info@ptown.org.

With the help of our membership dues and fundraising we work hard to promote Provincetown as the #1 LGBTQ travel destination all year long by:

  • Publishing the Ultimate LGBTQ Guide to Provincetown and maps, both of which list all of our members.
  • Having our collateral at international, national and regional travel shows with LGBTQ audiences.
  • Hosting a booth with the Town Tourism Office at the New York LGBTQ Expo every spring.
  • Having our collateral at same sex wedding expos, LGBTQ book stores, regional travel centers and on all the ferries and buses that arrive in Provincetown.

So, a lot of the promotion we do happens way before your business will see the benefit. Our goal is to attract that visitor who may never have been here, may not have been here in years, is planning a vacation for the future or needs to be reminded of the reasons they always want to come back. When that visit happens, your business enjoys the result.

Our web site and listings:

Are one of the most highly trafficked in Provincetown. It is easily searchable, so a visitor can search for something specific like a restaurant with take-out, hotels with a fireplace or handicapped accessible shopping.

As a member of the PBG, you receive a complimentary listing on our site, www.ptown.org which includes a photo or logo, address, email, phone number and up to 225 characters of text. Lodging establishments also have price bands for the rates during low, mid, and high season. You control this information and can change it as much as you like.

Member Meetings:

Are eight times a year, including our Annual Meeting and our Holiday Party. We also sometimes have meetings to discuss specific topics like a Town Warrant Review. They are always held at a venue that is a member of the PBG. At these meetings, members are invited to make announcements and hear a report of what the PBG is up to. These meetings are your chance to network with other business owners and keep your finger on the pulse of the community.

Membership is from October 1st to September 30th of each year. Business Membership costs $375 per year, Non-profit Membership- $150.

FREE benefits of the PBG include:

  • Ability to add “Events” to our Yearly Calendar on our site.
  • Insertion in our weekly email blasts to make announcements about your business
  • Opportunity to include your collateral in the bags for the NYC LGBTQ Expo in March. (Free if you volunteer to stuff bags or a small fee if you need your collateral inserted for you)
  • Opportunity to offer and receive other PBG member discounts
  • Opportunity to purchase tile ads on www.ptown.org starting at $125
  • Ability to list “Specials” on www.ptown.org/specials for $50
  • Opportunity to purchase ads in our Ultimate LGBTQ Guide to Provincetown
  • For lodging establishments, the opportunity to participate in “Last Minute Availability” for $100 per year, which allows you to advertise available rooms for the upcoming weeks.

Thank you for helping us promote the #1 LGBTQ Community!

Please call us at (508) 487-2313 or email info@ptown.org.