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

    ST. JOHN'S, June 18 /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 St. John's on Tuesday, June 23 and is available for media
interviews in the morning. Mr. Wilton will also be speaking at the Chapters in
St. John's 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:        Tuesday, June 23, 2009
                 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. - open for media interviews

                 5:00 p.m. - speaking event
                 Chapters, 70 Kenmount Road, St. John's

    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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