Denise Graham

Owner, Joy Ride

​Downtown Newberry

I am from Newberry, and I chose to do business here because this is home. I was born, raised and my family and I reside here. I saw a need in the community and I love history. Between the City of Newberry and Newberry College there are numerous events being held throughout the year. Senior citizens and people with physical handicaps often have a hard time getting around, so I opened Joy Ride, a transportation service.

My vision for Newberry is to create a transportation experience that inspires a sense of curiosity and appreciation for our city’s history; To foster community connections and economic growth through exploration - one ride at a time.


The advice I would give my 20-year old self is to start pursuing and building your dreams now! Live life to the fullest and enjoy the journey along the way! Always keep God first!


You would be surprised to know that I’m an avid motorcycle rider and I own (2) bikes: 900 Kawasaki ZX-9 and a Yamaha R1. I called these my yin and yang. Riding is like a natural high.

Person Whom I Admire:

Bishop T.D. Jakes is one of my biggest inspirations.