Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity - Scotiabank Small Business Experts and Co-Authors Launch Tour Promoting New Hands-On Guide for Small Business Owners

    OTTAWA, June 17 /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, will once again be crossing
the country to offer practical advice to entrepreneurs on how to handle the
challenges they face in growing their businesses. Mr. Wilton will be in Ottawa
on Monday, June 22 and is available for media interviews in the morning. Mr.
Wilton will also be speaking at the Chapters Rideau that afternoon.

    Who:   David Wilton, Director, Small Business, Scotiabank

    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.

    When:  Monday, June 22, 2009
           9:00 - 11:30 a.m. - open for media interviews

           12:30 p.m. - speaking event
           Chapters Rideau, 47 Rideau St, Ottawa

    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, or; Key Porter Books: Jennifer Fox,
Publicity Manager, (416) 862-7777, ext. 232, or

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