Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity - Scotiabank Small Business Expert and Co-Author Coming to Winnipeg 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 -

    WINNIPEG, June 26 /CNW/ - Scotiabank Small Business expert and co-author
of the new resource book Get Growing: Keys to Unlocking the Potential of Your
Small Business, Kyle McNamara is 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 Winnipeg on Monday June 29th, Mr.
McNamara is also available to discuss a recent study 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 co-author
           David 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.

    When:  Monday, June 29, 2009
           From 9:00 a.m. onwards - open for media interviews

           7:00 p.m. - book signing
           McNally Robinson Bookstore - Grant Park, 1120 Grant Avenue,

    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
please visit

For further information:

For further information: and to arrange an interview: Scotiabank: Patty
Stathokostas, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416) 866-3625,; Key Porter Books: Jennifer Fox,
Publicity Manager, (416) 862-7777, ext. 232, or

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