Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity - Scotiabank Small Business Expert and Co-Author Coming to Calgary to Promote New Hands-On Guide for Small Business Owners

    - Also available to discuss new research on the current mindset of
    Canadian small business owners -

    CALGARY, June 23 /CNW/ - Scotiabank Small Business experts and co-authors
of the new resource book Get Growing: Keys to Unlocking the Potential of Your
Small Business, Kyle McNamara and David Wilton, are once again crossing the
country to offer practical advice to entrepreneurs on how to handle the
challenges they face in growing their businesses. When he is in Calgary on
Wednesday, June 24th, Mr. McNamara will also be available to discuss a study
recently conducted by Scotiabank to gauge the mindset of Canadian small
business owners in today's challenging economy, including data specific to
Prairie small businesses.

    Who:   Kyle McNamara, Managing Director and Head of Small Business,

    Why:   In Get Growing: Keys to Unlocking the Potential of Your Small
           Business, now available in book stores, Mr. McNamara and Mr.
           Wilton offer tried-and-true, practical advice to help small
           business owners grow their businesses. The book also features
           best-practices from a number of entrepreneurs they met during a
           five-month cross-country tour last summer, including Alisen and
           Mike Dopf of Ingrained Style Furniture in Calgary.

    When:  Wednesday, June 24, 2009
           8:00 - 11:30 a.m. - open for media interviews

           7:00 p.m. - book signing
           Pages on Kensington, 1135 Kensington Road NW, Calgary

    Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and
Canada's most international bank. With close to 69,000 employees, Scotiabank
Group and its affiliates serve approximately 12.8 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 more than $513 billion in assets (as at April 30, 2009), Scotiabank
trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information
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For further information:

For further information: and to arrange an interview: Scotiabank:
Deborah Spence, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (403) 601-4855, Cell (403)
612-3317, or; Key Porter Books: Jennifer Fox,
Publicity Manager, (416) 862-7777, ext. 232, or

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