Maryville, Mo – Lane Florea has always loved working with computers. He has developed that love from a hobby to his own business.

“I was repairing computers on the side and working at an electronics store,” Florea said, “I decided to go to school and open my own computer repair business when I was done.”

Florea’s business, Lanes Network 1 offers virus removal, computer lessons, internet services, data services, service calls and much more. They also offer some services remotely that do not require a person to bring their computer in for services. Lanes Network offers full IT services and has a drop off location at Rapid Refill for residential and business customers.

Florea learned about Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation (NWMEF) through Voc Rehab and has used the free services offered to help him with budgeting planning of his new business.

A Business Celebration will be hosted by the Maryville Chamber of Commerce and NWMEF on Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at 309 N. 8th Street in Maryville, Missouri. Lanes Network 1 may be reached at 660-241-4003, or their webpage

To learn more about how you can start or retain your own business, contact Keli Morris, NWMEF facilitator, at (816) 262-9400 or or check out our website at NWMEF is a not-for-profit economic development organization serving six counties including Andrew, Atchison, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway and Worth. Services are free and confidential. The Resource Board is comprised of more than 70 volunteer board members from each county as well as regional representation.