Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Temiskaming Shores and Area Chamber of Commerce

On May 28, 2015 Connie Boyd, owner of The Silver Moccasin was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year. She shares it with her sister Linda who has been working with her in the store for several years now and it’s been a real team effort!  From left to right: Linda Gauthier & Connie Boyd

Silver Moccasin Award

Woman of the Year Award

I was thrilled to be chosen for the Business Woman of the Year Award by the Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund, which recognizes Aboriginal business entrepreneurs in Ontario. I had the honour of receiving this award at a special banquet and ceremony held on October 2011 in Timmins, Ontario. There were eight awards given and the Business Woman of the Year Award was sponsored by Hydro One. It was a very special evening with approx. 350 guests in attendance.

I would like to sincerely thank all those who provided letters of support for this award! I had so much support from my family, friends and my community since opening The Silver Moccasin that the business has sort of taken on a life of its own! I hope to continue doing what I love to do while supporting our native artisans.

Business Woman of the Year Award

For more info and a list of the other recipients you can visit the Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund website at

Silver Moccasin Business Woman of the Year

Connie Boyd Business Woman of the Year

Thanks so much to Gerry Robichaud for providing these photos!

First Nations Business Award of Excellence

I received the First Nations Business Award of Excellence in September of 2012 at an awards gala held in Timmins hosted by Northern Ontario Business Awards. The award was sponsored by Hydro One.

It was truly an honour to accept this award and to be judged a winner by such a prestigious group. It was a fine evening and a wonderful experience to be in the company of so many other progressive business owners and supporters.

To win a business award like this just reinforces my drive and attests to the fact that hard work and perseverance does pay off. The press coverage was a huge boost for the business with many new customers discovering the store online and many who made their way to visit the store in Cobalt.

First Nations Award

Thank you so much to all my supporters and customers who have encouraged me and offered advice and criticism when I needed it. I feel so very fortunate and extremely grateful to be able to make a living doing what I love best! Meegwetch!