The most underrated workforce, if we choose to recognize it, is the one best positioned to stimulate America’s future economic growth.
About the authors
Chris Chancey is the founder and CEO of Amplio Recruiting, a staffing agency helping American companies hire refugees who have legally been resettled in the US from all over the world. With a background in business and international development, Chris has started multiple companies with an intention to leverage business to solve the world’s biggest problems. He earned his Masters degree in Business Stewardship from Denver Theological Seminary while serving as the general manager of a Chick-fil-A restaurant with $2.6M in annual sales from 2010-2012. The food service industry combined with the strong integrity of Chick-fil-A helped shaped Chris’ drive to use business as a force to make the world a better place.
Chris also spent 5 years in fundraising for HOPE International, a global nonprofit focused on addressing both physical and spiritual poverty through microfinance. His role gave him the opportunity to learn from redemptive business leaders and entrepreneurs both in the US and in the developing world. The broad network he cultivated in the international business community led him to publish the first edition of Bible on Business, a 31-day faith & work devotional, which at last count has reached over 25,000 readers.
Chris has enthusiastically engaged thousands at events like Q Commons, a platform for cultural leaders having a positive impact in society, and Lions Den and Praxis Labs, impact investment events across the US in which social impact investors are connecting with the most redemptive business solutions facing the global economy. The general topic Chris focuses on in these settings are refugee resettlement, assimilation and the importance of dignity achieved through work as well as labor shortage solutions for the US economy. Chris has written or been featured in publications or web sites like — and participated in interviews for —. Chris is currently participating in the filming of a Netflix Documentary on refugee resettlement in the US as well as leading the launch of a podcast highlighting the role legal immigrants play in the US economy.
Chris along with his wife and son reside in Clarkston, GA, a refugee resettlement community dubbed “the most diverse square mile in the world” by CNN.
Chris has also written for or been featured in publications or websites like NPR, Inc.com, Fast Company, Univision, Monster.com, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Christianity Today and The Institute for Faith, Work and Economics. Chris is the author and editor for Bible on Business, a faith & work devotional with readership of over 25,000. He is also the author of a children’s book entitled, Cloudy Happy Day about how a child with an optimistic outlook impacts the world around them.
Speaking yearly at several large social entrepreneurship conferences (reaching audiences of 5,000 people), ten to fifteen churches and universities across the country, Chris’ speaking engagements provide him a platform for reaching individuals interested in seeking solutions the refugee crisis.
As one of the up-and-coming young leaders within the social business movement, Chris has also reached a radio and online audience (via various interviews) of over 100,000 people annually.