Glendale Civic Center has been voted No. 1 for the fifth consecutive year for meeting and conference facilities in the State of Arizona by Arizona Business Journal’s Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business publication.

The Glendale Civic Center, the only government-owned and -managed facility to make the list, outranked other competing nationally known resorts in the Ranking Arizona business opinion poll, featuring more than 160 business, tourism and leisure categories throughout Arizona.

Located in the city’s historic downtown, the city-owned venue has 40,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space and accommodates corporate events, trade shows, weddings and private parties. Along with customized event planning services, Glendale Civic Center also offers high-tech audio, visual and lighting technologies, an FM system for hard-of-hearing guests and free hotspot connection to Google’s indoor mapping system for mobile smart devices.

“We pride ourselves on being easy to do business with. Each client has unique needs and we do our best to meet and exceed their expectations. We are committed to providing top notch service and recognize that this is critical to our continuing success,” said Diane Williams, general manager.

The facility averages 62,000 visitors to the facility annually. Arizona Catering, a local business for more than 30 years, is the venue’s official caterer. For more information, call 623-930-4300. For an online video tour, visit