Grief, Survivor’s Guilt, and Life after 9/11, with Inez Ribustello

In September 2001, Inez Ribustello was the Beverage Director for Windows on the World, located on the 106th and 107th floors of the World Trade Center North Tower.  When she flew home for her sister’s wedding, she hugged all her friends at work and said she’d see them in a week.

But she would never see them again.

Today, Inez opens up about her grief, survivor’s guilt, and how she’s coped over the last 20 years.


Dana: Welcome everyone to Hustle and Gather, a podcast by inspiring the everyday entrepreneur to take the leap. I’m Dana 

Courtney: and I’m Courtney. 

Dana: And we are two sisters who love business. On this show, we talk about the ups and downs to the hustle and the reward at the end of the journey. 

Courtney: And we know all the challenges that come with starting a business. Between operating our wedding venue, doing speaking and consulting, and starting our luxury wedding planning company, we wake up and hustle every day 

Dana: But we love what we do. And today we’re talking with Inez Ribustello, owner of On the Square restaurant, owner of Tarboro Brewing Company, and author of her self-published memoir Life After Windows, a book she’s been working on for the past 20 years. Inez, welcome to Hustle and Gather. 

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Life After Windows, by Inez Ribustello
Tarboro Brewing Company

Hustle and Gather is hosted by Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell, and is produced by Earfluence.  Courtney and Dana’s hustles include C&D Events, Hustle and Gather, and The Bradford Wedding Venue.

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