My Favorite Quotes:

“Life is a journey, not a destination.” - Ralph Waldon Emerson

    “If you get, give, if you learn, teach”  - Maya Angelou

    “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives”   - Michelle Obama


Barbara Chapman

Director, Newberry County Literacy Center

​Downtown Newberry

I was born and raised in Newberry, SC.

My vision for Newberry is to build a skating rink business. A fun and safe place to gather with friends and families. Roller skating rinks are popular among teenagers who are looking for a more entertaining option than being dropped off at the mall for a few hours with friends. Over the last few years skating rinks have recaptured the hearts of adults and children, offering a safe and entertaining environment for everyone. Newberry County would prosper in this business.

The advice I would give my 20-year old self is to first give myself a “vision statement” regarding life choices. Success can be obtained, but not all at once. Work hard to be successful with a plan to give you directions of where you want to go. 
However, be flexible because the path you plan for your life may change.  To reach my purpose in life I would tell myself to be prepared to try many different things and don’t feel like it’s a waste of time.

I admire Jane Addmas and Marian Wright Edelman.