SURG Restaurant Group joins LGBT Chamber as Newest Gold Founding Member

MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of SURG Restaurant Group as the organization’s newest gold founding member, bringing the total number of members of the organization to more than 330.

“We are excited to welcome SURG Restaurant Group as our newest gold founding member,” said Jason Rae, executive director of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “SURG Restaurant Group has been a wonderful supporter of the LGBT community and we look forward to working with them as we grow a more diverse business community in our state.”

“SURG Restaurant Group is proud to join the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and we are looking forward to developing a deep partnership with them,” said SURG Co-Owner & President Omar Shaikh. “SURG Restaurant Group wants to be the premier dining destination for the LGBT community. We look forward to working closely with the LGBT Chamber to grow our business and reach new potential customers.”

In addition to joining the LGBT Chamber, SURG Restaurant Group will be serving as a gold sponsor for the Chamber’s LGBT Wedding Expo on November 8 in Milwaukee.

“We are thankful for SURG Restaurant Group’s commitment to developing a pro-fairness business community in Wisconsin. Their investment will allow us to continue to help LGBT businesses grow,” said Rae.

About Wisconsin LGBT Chamber: The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBT-allied businesses, corporations and professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin. It offers networking opportunities, business development efforts within the LGBT community and educational programming to its members.

About SURG Restaurant Group: SURG owns Carnevor, Distil, Mi•Key’s, H?M both in Brookfield & Glendale, Gouda’s Italian Deli and Bugsy’s, a Back Alley Speakeasy. SURG on the Water, a private event and banquet space is now open in the Historic Third Ward. SURG recently added The Garden a dynamic new banquet facility and LUCID a high energy lounge to the repertoire of unique venues.   Each is dedicated to providing guests with the very finest in quality cuisine, exceptional service and impeccable hospitality. From business luncheons and fundraisers to rehearsal dinners and cocktail parties, the SURG Restaurant Group delivers a touch of sophistication to corporate and private parties of any variety. For more information about SURG, please visit