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Local small businesses come together on new website to help sell products amid pandemic

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — More than 250 small, local and independent Tampa Bay businesses are getting a boost during this pandemic through a new website.

Sandi Roper is a one-woman operation. Every candle for sale in her shop, Citrus Blossom Candles and Gifts, she makes herself.

After years of attending craft shows, she opened up her own store in St. Pete in September 2019.

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