Any business, non-profit, or event located within McHenry County, Illinois (includes residing in a city that is partially within McHenry County), is welcome to create a listing or claim your listing if it is already listed for FREE! Before doing so, you will need to create your free Lifer account if you haven’t already.
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Claim an Existing Listing
Search for your business name, or just browse the directory, to see if you are already listed.
If you don’t find it, hit your back button to come back and then see below to add one!
Add a Business, Event, or Real Estate Listing
If you didn’t find an existing listing, see below for the appropriate section and click the Add Listing button to start the listing process to add your listing.
Please Note: We review all submissions before they are approved. We have very few and very simple listing requirements:
- Physically located within McHenry County, Illinois (or within a city that is partially within McHenry County).
- Physical address – all listings are tied to a physical address. Even if you have a home-based business that does not receive customers or clients, your listing requires an address. You may provide information that informs how you service clients (i.e., online, at client location, etc.).
Please, if you don’t meet these requirements, don’t waste your time trying to submit your listing. Your city, state, and/or country won’t even be selectable, and we review all submissions before they are approved and posted.
Dining & Entertainment Section
Are you all about the food and drink needs for when we are all out and about? Or do you feature things to do or see?
Subcategories: Bakeries & Desserts; Banquets & Catering; Bars, Pubs, & Clubs; Coffee, Tea, & Cafes; Fast Food; Restaurants; and all other food & drink places.
Entertainment (and Activities) Category
Subcategories: Arts & Crafts, Museums & Galleries, Music & Dance, Outdoor Activities, Sports & Athletics, Theaters & Theatres, and all other activity related type places.
(Note: “date” specific Activities or Entertainment should be listed under Events)
Health & Beauty Section
If you service health and wellness or beauty needs, this section features the important categories that address head to toe for both young and old.
Health & Wellness Category
Subcategories: Assisted Care, Counseling & Mental Health, Dental, Fitness, Hospitals & Clinics, Physicians, Vision, and all other essential health and wellness offerings.
Subcategories: Barber, Massage & Spa, Nails, Salon, Tattoo & Piercing.
Whether you call yourself a store, a shop, a marketplace, or a market, if you are all about providing the goods, then this is probably the section for you.
Subcategories: Books, Music, & Videos; Clothing, Shoes, & Accessories; Drugstore & Medical Supply; Electronics & Computers; Flowers & Gifts; Grocery & Liquor; Home Decore & Furniture; Home Improvement & Hardware; Office Supplies; Sporting Goods; Toys & Hobbies; and all other similar stores.
Vehicle Related Category
Subcategories: Auto Parts, Boats & Marine, Car Dealerships, Motor Cycles & ATVs, and all other vehicle-related businesses.
Services & Organizations Section
Do you offer services directly to individuals or other businesses?
Personal & General Services Category
Subcategories: Auto Repair & Body Shops, Child Care, Dry Cleaning & Laundry, Pets & Animals, Self Storage, Tailoring & Repair, and all other related personal or general services.
Professional Services Category
Subcategories: Business Services, Engineering, Financial & Accounting, Insurance, Legal, Marketing, Real Estate, Technology, and all other related professional services.
Home & Building Services Category
Subcategories: Architecture, Carpentry, Cleaning, Contractors, Design & Decorating, Electricians, HVAC, Landscaping & Gardening, Painters, Plumbers, Roofing & Siding, Utilities, and all other related home and building services.
Travel & Transportation Services Category
Subcategories: Lodging, Transportation (including car and truck rental), and Travel Agencies.
Subcategories: Business Organizations, Education, Human Services, Public Services & Government, Religious Organizations, and all other organizations, clubs, or groups.
If what you want to list is calendar-specific rather than any or every day, this is the section you want. There may be similarities here to Activity listings, but the key difference is being date-related.
Businesses may have a regular Directory listing and then have one or more Events listings for date-specific events.
Subcategories: Arts & Crafts, Business & Commercial, Community & Social, Dance, Festivals, Food & Drinks, Health & Wellness, Hobby & Interests, Learning & Educational, Literary Arts, Music, Sales, Sports & Recreation, Theater, and any other date-specific events.
Real Estate Listings
Are you looking to list a property for sale or rent?
Subcategories: Apartments, Condominiums, Duplex & Similar, Farm, Lots & Land, Mobile, Single Family Homes, Other Residential Property.
Subcategories: Entertainment, Flex, Health & Medical, Hospitality, Industrial, Land, Multifamily, Coworking Office, Executive Office, Office / Retail Mixed, Residential Income, Restaurant, Retail, Shopping Center, Specialty, Sports, Other Commercial Property.
* Commercial also includes businesses for sale.
Still not sure where your listing should go? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Tell us about your organization, what you do or offer, and we’ll help.