Entrepreneurs are having more than a moment, and, according to The New York Times, so is Inc. magazine.

As the rest of the business world catches on to the culture's still-burgeoning fascination with entrepreneurs, it's becoming increasingly clear that Inc. leads this conversation. The Times is the latest to note Inc.'s success, outlining its growth in circulation, newsstand sales, advertising pages, and unique website visitors.

The recognition comes as Inc. editor in chief Eric Schurenberg's first year as Inc. president draws to a close. It's been quite a year.

After winning a 2014 National Magazine Award in the prestigious General Excellence category, Inc. has made several high-profile hires. Earlier this year, James Ledbetter joined as editor from Reuters, and was the subject of this admiring profile in The New York Observer.

Ledbetter, author of several books, is also an alum of Fortune, where Schurenberg once worked and from which he has recruited others. Other recent hires include publisher John Donnelly from Fortune; editor-at-large David Whitford, also formerly of Fortune, and executive editor Jon Fine, former media columnist at BusinessWeek; and San Francisco bureau chief Jeff Bercovici, recently of Forbes.

Inc. clearly has a lot to celebrate--and has much more in the works for 2015.

Among other initiatives, CNBC and Inc. are announcing an exclusive collaboration to produce conferences focusing on entrepreneurship, small business, and innovation. There will be three next year, with the first in the spring.

Inc. is also partnering with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on an event series called "The PlayOff," a battle-of-the-bands-style showdown to find the best company rock band in America. Regional competitions are tentatively scheduled for March, April, and May in Nashville, Los Angeles, and a to-be-named city, with the final at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland on September 5.

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