The Hoover Beautification Board has announced its 2012-13 Commercial Beautification Awards.
Winners in the Highway 280 area include Fish Market and Oyster Bar, 5407 Highway 280; National Bank of Commerce, 5 Inverness Center Parkway; and Danberry at Inverness, 235 Inverness Center Drive.
The Board conducts the citywide contest every other year, encouraging local businesses and government entities to maintain their properties in an attractive way. Winners are given black wrought iron signs that identify them as recipients of the award to display at their place of business. Judging was done on June 21 by a panel of garden shop owners and horticulturists from outside the city.