by Edited by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 23, 2012

Bar sceneIf you opt for a drink tickets, talk to your vendor ahead of time to ensure you won't be charged cocktail prices for nonalcoholic beverages like soda, juices and waters. Sheryl D'Amico, senior meeting manager for the American Bankers Association, negotiates a flat or complimentary rate for soft drinks and water, or hands out tickets in two colors, one for nonalcoholic and the other for alcoholic drinks.