Media Advisory - Interview/Photo Opportunity: Scotiabank Small Business RV Rolls into Toronto for the "Get Growing to a Million" Cross-Country Tour

    TORONTO, Sept. 15 /CNW/ - Scotiabank has literally hit the road in a
specially-equipped RV to deliver information, advice and tools to small
business owners across the country to help them grow their businesses to the
next level. The RV tour was officially launched in Vancouver on June 3rd and
is making a three day stop in Toronto September 17th through 19th to meet with
small business owners to identify strategies to grow their businesses.

    What:   Small business co-owner, Marc Javet, of Marcket Fine Foods, a
            gourmet quality take-out food business, and David Wilton,
            Scotiabank's Director of Small Business, will discuss the
            challenges and opportunities of starting a business.

            Keynote speaker Michael Hepworth, President, Street Smart Results
            Corp., a leading small business expert, coach and author, will
            present a comprehensive workshop focusing on practical marketing
            strategies designed to help small businesses increase their sales
            and profits.

    When:   Wednesday, September 17, 2008

            10:00 a.m. - Interview opportunities with Marc Javet, co-owner of
                         Marcket Fine Foods, David Wilton and
                         Michael Hepworth
            11:30 a.m. - Lunch available
            12:00 p.m. - Marc Javet and David Wilton discuss small business
                         challenges and opportunities
            12:15 p.m. - Michael Hepworth's small business marketing
            1:00  p.m. - Networking and interview opportunities

    Where:  Scotiabank Theatre
            259 Richmond Street West, Toronto

    Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and
Canada's most international bank. With more than 60,000 employees, Scotiabank
Group and its affiliates serve approximately 12.5 million customers in some 50
countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a diverse range of products and
services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking.
With $462 billion in assets (as at July 31, 2008), Scotiabank trades on the
Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit

For further information:

For further information: Deborah Clark, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416)

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