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BMO's 2012 Small Business Media Directory

Writing a story on small business? BMO has experts across the country. To arrange an interview, please contact (416) 867-3996



TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2012) - With the heightened focus on small business in the next month, BMO has leading small business experts available to provide commentary and on-the-ground insight on a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Accessing credit for investment, hiring, expansion
  • Business optimism and investment/hiring plans
  • Expansion into emerging markets
  • Small business trends in the use of social media
  • Effective cash management and the bottom line
  • Succession planning for small business owners
  • Getting started as a new or young entrepreneur
  • Effect of Canadian dollar
  • Starting or running a successful franchise
  • Enhancing productivity
  • Online resources and tools
  • Financial advice for professional groups, for example: doctors, dentists or veterinarians

CATHY PIN

Vice-President, Commercial Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Macro-outlook for Canadian small businesses
  • The BMO Annual Small Business Survey
  • Opportunities to boost productivity
  • SmartSteps for Business Online Community

REGIONAL EXPERTS

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Advice for small business owners
  • Local and regional insight on challenges and opportunities
  • Overall impact of economic volatility
  • Client case studies
Derral Moriyama
Senior Vice-President, Commercial Banking, Greater Vancouver Area
Bill Hogg
Vice-President, Commercial Banking, Alberta
Mike Darling
District Vice-President, Saskatchewan
Lynda Taylor
District Vice-President, Manitoba & Northwestern Ontario
Mike Bonner
Vice President, Commercial Banking, Greater Toronto District
Susan Brown
Senior Vice President, Ontario
Mario Rigante
Vice-President, Commercial Banking, Metropolitan Montreal
Grant Black
Commercial Banking Area Manager, Nova Scotia
Allison Hakomaki
District Vice-President, PEI & New Brunswick
Jim Fallon
District Vice-President, Newfoundland & Labrador

About BMO Financial Group

Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified North American financial services organization. With total assets of $542 billion as at July 31, 2012, and more than 46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.

Media Contacts:
Paul Cunliffe, Toronto
(416) 867-3996
paul.cunliffe@bmo.com

Valérie Doucet, Montreal
(514) 877-8224
valerie.doucet@bmo.com

Laurie Grant, Vancouver
(604) 665-7596
laurie.grant@bmo.com

Internet: www.bmo.com
Twitter: @BMOmedia