Four Brookfield businesses have been recognized for beautifying their properties with “Brookie” awards, established this year by the Brookfield Beautification Commission “to encourage businesses to continually make visual improvements to their property and/or store thus attracting more customers to the village,” according to a press release from the commission last week.

The commission announced it would recognize business beautification annually. Each winner of a “Brookie” was given a framed certificate along with a brownie-cookie combination dessert.

The 2016 Brookie winners were Mary’s Morning Mix-Up, for creative interior; Paisan’s Pizzeria, for improved façade; Brennan Massage and Spa, for attractive landscaping; and Laura Atwood Studio Beads and Trading Co., for appealing window display.

“We hope that this recognition process will bring pride to our businesses and offer ideas and encouragement to our other establishments,” the commission’s press release stated.