The Big Apple welcomed the Salesforce World Tour yesterday, and was packed with powerful customer stories, amazing product launches and inspirational leadership discussions. We had fun, gave back, and drank some awesome lemonade...let me explain.

1. Become A Trailblazer

We joined Salesforce President, Legal and General Counsel, Amy Weaver, and Chief Equality Officer, Tony Prophet for our NYC Salesforce World Tour keynote, "Become A Trailblazer." Check it out on demand for updates to our corporate vision, exciting new announcements, and special guests.

2. Girl Scouts supported the Girl Scouts of the USA in NYC. The Girl Scouts of the USA builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The Girl Scout troop presented at World Tour NYC used the 'Build a Lemonade Stand App' workshop on Salesforce's Trailhead platform to develop STEM skills and learn the basics of entrepreneurship. They used the app they built to track inventory as they distributed refreshing lemonade. The best part? For every cup of lemonade distributed, donated $1 to the Girl Scouts of the USA. Want to join the fun? You can give from anywhere by texting InvestInGirls to 41444.

3. FinServ

The financial services industry faces a loyalty crisis, with only 55% of customers saying they are likely to stay with their bank for the next six months. Convenience is the new loyalty and pioneering firms are using a new technology, artificial intelligence (AI), to create differentiated, convenient experiences. In an era of changing customer preferences, increased competition, and a tsunami of regulatory change, now is the time for financial services firms to compete using intelligence-driven strategies to power customer journeys, self-service communities, and compliance processes. Check out our FinServ keynote to learn more:

4. Welcome to Salesforce Tower NYC

We were thrilled to announce the Salesforce Tower NYC while we were in NYC! With Salesforce Tower NYC, we're expanding our presence and deepening our commitment to New York City, home to some of the most dynamic, iconic companies in the world. Salesforce Tower New York will provide our customers, our partners and our growing workforce with a world-class environment for innovation, collaboration and customer success. Come visit us anytime, we're right on Bryant Park and look forward to meeting you! And see more in our awesome intro video:

5. Trailblazer Awards

You innovate. You create. You change lives for the better. You transform the customer experience. You’re part of our customer family — our Ohana — and we want to celebrate your success. We could not be more excited to announce the first ever Salesforce Trailblazer Awards! We’re looking for exceptional teams using Salesforce to do exceptional work, with a positive impact on business and communities. Nominations start now and go through June 16, 2017.

We chatted with Kristen Engelhardt, VP of the Voice of the Customer at Salesforce to learn more about the program:

Learn more:

6. Salesforce Fund

Yesterday, Salesforce Ventures launched the $100M Salesforce Platform Fund! Based on the success of the Lightning Fund, the Salesforce Platform Fund invests in entrepreneurs and companies who are building transformative apps and components on the Salesforce Platform, extending the power of Salesforce for customers.

Get the details here:

7. AppExchange Partner Program

With more than a decade of growth under our belt, yesterday, Salesforce announced a reimagination of the AppExchange to help our partners build even faster, smarter and more powerful apps for the next ten years. The goal is to empower companies of every size and in every industry to build amazing solutions that help them connect with their customers in entirely new ways.

Check it out:

8. A Fantastic Audience Joined Us — in NYC and Beyond.

We were so happy to meet the attendees who joined us in person in NYC, and were just as excited to be joined by over a million viewers online.

With lots of passionate attendees capturing their Salesforce Tour experience on social, we pulled together a look at the Salesforce Tour in our official Twitter moment.

Don’t miss our upcoming Salesforce World Tours, in person and online. Find out where we will be trailblazing next right here.