Fair-trade, nonprofit organization Ten Thousand Villages, like other Cherry Creek North businesses, has experienced a 25% decrease in traffic due to construction ongoing since January 2014. The nonprofit retailer, once driven 100% by sales revenue, has been forced to begin fundraising, grant writing and pursuing other creative development options. Villages has been able to make up the lost sales in other ways, like partnering with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Silk Road Exhibit as a participating merchant. Visitors to the exhibit are encouraged to travel the Silk Road throughout Denver on an educational scavenger hunt. As an importer of hand-crafted art from around the world, Villages is a perfect stop along the road. Save May 13-16 for an Oriental Rug Event. If you or your business is interested in partnering with Villages in 2015, contact Rebecca Yount at 303-316-8773.