Al and Hattie HollingsworthAl and Hattie Hollingsworth are successful entrepreneurs, whose heart is to help others succeed with the visions, dreams,and ideas God gives to them.

They founded and operate a multimillion-dollar contract packaging business called Aldelano Corporation, whose clients include Kellogg’s, Procter & Gamble, and General Mills. Aldelano provides packaging for cereals, cake mixes, potato chips and many other products that are sold in club stores such as Sam’s

Wholesale, Cosco and the Price Club. The company has major plants and offices in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and California.

Due to his business skill, Al Hollingsworth was honored as the National Minority Businessman of the Year by the U.S. Department of Commerce and received the Black Entrepreneur Award from the National Association of Market Developers.

Operating a successful business, however, is only one of the Hollingsworth’s endeavors. While he served as Economic Development Commissioner for the state of California, they recognized that urban youth would soon face an economic crisis and wanted to give them an alternative to gangs, drugs, and hopelessness. Al and Hattie created a business training program for youth ages 7 to 18 that has trained thousands of young people in the United States and Africa. Several trainings have also been in Japan and Switzerland. The Youth for Business B.O.S.S. program has certified trainers throughout the country who are currently operating programs. (B.O.S.S. stands for “Building On Spiritual Substance.”) Because of demand from the parents of youth in the program, they went on to form Christian Business Ministries, which offers training for adults. Upon completion of Vertical Leap training, adults are encouraged to partner with B.O.S.S. the Movement to train youth in the mission field of their own communities. Many sponsor Vertical Leap Seminars in their own cities. To support the ministry, the Hollingsworths purchased 121 acres in the San Jacinto Mountains above Palm Springs, California, the former filming location for the Bonanza TV series, where they have developed the Alhatti Christian Resort as a conference center. The grounds are dedicated to the advancement of the gospel of Jesus Christ and are available for use by churches, businesses, and organizations in agreement with that goal. Vertical Leap Seminars are conducted there regularly.

The Hollingsworths enjoy a happy marriage and are the proud parents of three children and grandparents of five.