Jason Lake, seated left, and Shelby Cain, right, are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in October. 

Lake is co-owner and a member of Lake’s Bookkeeping & Taxes, LLC, formerly Lois K. Wilson, CPA.  Cain is the Retail Branch Administrator of Freedom Bank in Belington.

Jason Lake is a native of Philippi and attended Philip Barbour High School and West Virginia University.  He is registered with the U. S. Internal Revenue Service as an Electronic Originator and Tax Preparer for individuals and business tax returns.  Lakes Bookkeeping & Taxes has over 25 years of experience in accounting and tax preparation.  In addition to the electronic filing of tax returns, Lakes offers several versions of Quickbooks such as Pro, Premier, and Enterprise, payroll and quarterly reports.

Lakes also provides assistance in setting up new businesses, including license and organizational applications.  “We are in the process of applying and testing for Quickbooks Pro Advisor status,” said Lake.  “We attend annual training and complete numerous hours of continuing education classes for IRS and Quickbooks to stay current with changing tax laws and regulations.”

Lakes Bookkeeping & Taxes, LLC is located across from the Belington Elementary School at 414 Morgantown Pike.  Telephone (304) 823-1736 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  “We provide flexible and extended hours as needed by appointment,” he said.

Shelby Cain was born and raised in Clarksburg and graduated from Washington Irving High School and attended Salem College.  She served the Oak Mound Bank in Clarksburg in operations; Empire National Bank as a bookkeeper and in proof & data processing; Bank One as a personal banker; and Huntington Bank, where she was the Manager and a Personal Financial Consultant.  Cain is a member of the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce and was Treasurer of the Robert C. Byrd High School Band Patrons.

“Freedom Bank pledges to enhance the lives of our customers and the communities we serve,” Cain said.  “The bank maintains a strong focus on community involvement, either through participation or support of the people in our markets, including civic and youth organizations.  I am proud to be part of an organization that is so committed to the betterment of our communities.”

“Freedom Bank, formerly Belington Bank, has been serving Central West Virginia since 1939”, Cain said.  “Headquartered in Belington, Freedom Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Freedom Bancshares, Inc., and is FDIC insured.  We have more than branches, we have roots that run over 75 years deep,” she said.  “We offer our customers a wide diversity of products and services in all of our locations and continue to add products to increase our quality of service.  For further information, visit one of our local branches in Belington, Elkins, Philippi, Bridgeport or Buckhannon, or call 1-800-296-1531, or go to  www.freedombankwv.com “ she said.