About BESThq - BESThq - Collaborative Business Community
Celebrating 10 years of Business Expo West!




  • BESThq LLC, 10940 SW Barnes Road, #133 Portland, OR  97225
Celebrating 10 years of Business Expo West!




About BESThq

An Oregon Benefit Company committed to social and environmental responsibility, BESThq purposefully leads our community in change for a better future.

Ron and Jill White founded BESThq in 2011 after years of coaching and consulting small businesses. Realizing one of the greatest challenges for small business owners is that of feeling alone on their journey, Ron and Jill created a space where entrepreneurs cross paths, collaborate, learn and grow through community.  Built on principles of relationship, empowerment, and inclusion, and guided by Jesuit tradition and Ignatian Spirituality, Beaverton’s Business Executive Sustainable Training Headquarters, BESThq, exists to support the sustainable growth of the businesses that make up our community and to empower individuals to realize their business goals, all this while mindfully considering the quadruple bottom line of People, Profit, Planet and Purpose.

Green America Green Business CertificationEnergy Star






Corporate Social Responsibility & Benefit Reports:

BESThq 2019 Benefit Report

BESThq 2018 Benefit Report

BESThq 2017 Benefit Report
BESThq 2016 Benefit Report
BESThq 2015 Benefit Report
BESThq 2014 Benefit Report

Our Mission

BESThq provides a purposeful business community with focus on servant leadership  and support of small and historically underutilized entrepreneurs. We pride ourselves in being a humanistic organization that recognizes the importance of inspiration, intelligence and idea enterprise. In collaboration with agencies, large and small businesses, we strive to build strong relationships, empower entrepreneurs, and create an inclusive community while managing risk and strategically growing sustainable business.

Our Vision

With a focus on relationship, empowerment and inclusion, BESThq shall be recognized as a regional business community leader of Quadruple bottom-line enterprise development: people, planet, profit, purpose.  We shall sustainably grow firms through strategic planning, risk management and profitability while being recognized as a model for Oregon Benefit Companies.

Our Creed

As people for others, BESThq community (members, partners, sponsors and supporters) aspire to embody the Quadruple Bottom-Line (People, Planet, Profit, Purpose) though action as servant leaders.

In doing well in whatever we do, BESThq community seeks purposeful work for greater good and civic benefit while demonstrating love of humanity.

Not alone on our journey, BESThq community communicates positive and encouraging work without tolerance of discrimination while dissolving divisive barriers, bettering underserved communities and sup- porting social justice.

Grounded in a high moral and ethical foundation, BESThq community intersects mind, body, and spirit for the whole person and firm development.

Be it that BESThq community all follow this path for greater achievement and as they reap the benefits of community, they put forth a message of hope and love rooted in BESThq principles of relationship, empowerment, and inclusion.

Our Team
BESThq Vision Graphic

The BESThq Team

Ron White

Founder/Head Coach


Jill White



Luis Lopez

Plan Center/Facilities


Frannie Mace

Community Engagement & Operations


Maria Lopez Ortiz

Community Engagement & Operations


Charlene Ross

BESThq Gives Back


James Autry

Special Events Manager


Susie Serres

STEM Program Developer


Aaron Tore

Plancenter & Minecraft Coordinator


Jenna White

Special Events Coordinator


Photos by Diego G. Diaz.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
― Margaret Mead