Nate Beene

Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation
Headshot of Nate Beene
Headshot of Nate Beene

About Me

As COO of the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation network, Nate’s role is to execute the vision of a collaborative effort focused on transforming the community through social enterprise/innovation, leadership development and career and entrepreneurial training. Nate is also co-founder/Owner of Building Bridges Professional Services, Rising Grinds Cafe and The 1530 events venue, all which have a focus on hiring from the community and creating opportunities for transformation. Additionally, Nate is a EOS franchise owner and professional implementer where he helps businesses and organizations clarify their vision, gain traction and grow healthy. Nate is passionate about developing and providing opportunities to indigenous entrepreneurs and incubating and operating transformational businesses that seek impact outside of just profits.

Nate also serves as co-chair of the West Michigan Minority Contractors Association and a board member of the CAIA (Construction Allies in Action) where he advocates for equity and diversity in the construction industry across West Michigan.