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January 2020 Dinner Event


January 14, 2020  5:30pm - 8:15pm

Venue: Banchetti by Rizzo's 

Speaker:  Mike LaManna

Topic: Design Thinking 

Talent Triangle: 1.5 PDU Technical 

Course Identifier: TBD (will provide at Event), PMI Assigned PDU Claim Code: tbd

Program Details – Design Thinking

  • Brief History
  • Definition of what it is
  • Everyday examples of how it shows-up
  • Case studies of why good design is good for business
  • Activity
  • Resources and References
  • Q&A

Speaker Bio: Mike LaManna

Administrative Vice President, User Experience Manager at M&T Bank

From managing teams on Microsoft product launches, to leading the user experience and design-thinking approach for M&T Bank, and developing campaigns for Barclays, Coca-Cola and the U.S. Postal Service, Mike specializes in defining, designing and delivering solutions that align user needs with business outcomes.

Mike’s accomplishments include being awarded more than 50 U.S. patents, leading a user experience team for the Windows Store app to compete with both Apple iTunes and Google Play, and designing software used by millions of customers every day. His work has been recognized by AIGA, Print magazine and American Corporate Identity Awards, among others.

In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty instructor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Mike has presented to numerous academic and professional audiences, including the University of Maryland, University of Washington, World Usability Day, and the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

Giving Back in Kind:  Buffalo City Mission

Please bring a donation with you to dinner of something needed by the mission.

Donations needed:  See list below or visit their website: https://www.buffalocitymission.org/

Mission Statement:  Buffalo City Mission’s vision is to restore hope to the homeless and hurting of Western New York. We provide emergency shelter and nourishing meals to thousands of homeless men, women and children. But we don’t believe that’s enough.  With the strengths of our Men’s Center and our new state-of-the-art shelter for women and children, Cornerstone Manor, Buffalo City Mission provides comprehensive recovery programs to help homeless men, women and children rebuild stable, healthy, productive lives.


All Mission Needs

Gently used clothing – Men, Women and Children’s

Tote bags (grocery store type)

Disinfectant Wipes

Batteries (AA, AAA, D)


Men’s New Items

Deodorant (full Size) Shampoo and Conditioner (travel size)

Toothpaste (full size) Sweatshirts Sweatpants Sets (lg-xlg)

Toothbrushes Under shirts (L, XL and 2X)

Emergency Welcome Toiletry Kits Under wear (L, XL and 2X)

Razors and Shave Cream Pillowcases

Hand Sanitizer (large size) 1 1/2? 3-ring binders (35)

Lip Balm Vaseline

Lysol and Lysol wipes Flip Flops (all sizes)

First Aid Kit products

Women’s and Children’s New Items

Sweat suits (all sizes) Full Sized Toiletries:

Hoodies (all sizes) Bar soap

Shower curtains (10) Conditioner

Pillows – standard size (15) Deodorant

Razors Lotion

Bras all sizes and Plus-sizes (ex: 44H, 46G) Toothpaste

Pajama Sets (S – 5X) Flip Flops (all sizes)

Twin Sheet Sets Underwear (Sizes 5-10)


Children’s Items

Baby Food Boys Sleeper Pjs – size 6-12 month, 12-18 months

Baby Formula: Enfamil Gentlease Boys underwear – size small

Baby Wipes Diapers (size 4, 5 and 6)

Event Schedule:
5:30 - Registration and Networking
6:00 - Dinner
6:45 - Brief Chapter meeting with updates
7:00 - Presentation with Q&A
8:00 - Door Prizes

It is no longer possible to register for this event

It is no longer possible to register for this event


Type of activity: Educational Dinners

Date: January 14th, 2020

Hour: 5:30PM to 8:15PM

Number of PDUs: 1.5


Members: $30.00

Non members: $40.00


Banchetti by Rizzo's

550 North French Road

Amherst, NY, 14228