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

    VICTORIA, 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.
McNamara will be in Victoria Monday June 22, and is available for media
interviews in the morning. Mr. McNamara will also be signing books at Bolen
Books in Victoria that evening.

    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.

    When:  Monday, June 22, 2009
           8:00-11:30 a.m. - open for media interviews

           7:00 p.m. - book signing
           Bolen Books, 111-1644 Hillside Avenue, Victoria

    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:
Michelle Cobb, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (778) 327-5451, or; Key Porter Books: Jennifer Fox, Publicity
Manager, (416) 862-7777, ext. 232, or

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