Harlan Calkins, chairman and CEO of Rochester Midland, a leading supplier in North America of industrial cleaners and other chemical products, will inaugurate the AHI’s entrepreneurship series.   He will speak on the meaning of entrepreneurship at on Friday, 4 November, at 4:15 pm in the AHI’s Banquet Room.   A reception, beginning at 3:30 pm in the AHI’s main dining room will precede Mr. Calkins address.  Both events will be open to the public.

A 1954 graduate of Hamilton College, Mr. Calkins was recently inducted into the Rochester Business Hall of Fame.  In 2011, Mr. Calkins joined the Alexander Hamilton Institute’s Board of Directors.

Founded in Rochester, New York, in 1888, Rochester Midland has manufacturing locations in Illinois, California, Canada, South Africa, and Wales with total annual sales in 2010 of more than 80 million dollars. Mr. Calkins also serves on the boards of numerous business and philanthropic organizations, including Security Trust, Highland Hospital, the Al Sigl Foundation, and Rochester Telephone, all in Rochester, New York, as well as Norstar Bank, in Buffalo, New York, and Malden Trust, in Malden, Massachusetts.